, george keenan sent what is known as the long telegram from moscow to the white house, spelling out the rise of the soviet union and its intentions. president truman, my fellow missourian, and his staff put together the containment strategy that stayed in place through general eisenhower's presence and later, intel, as you know, the wall of berlin came tumbling down and the soviet union imploded upon itself. the strategy worked. after we get this, it is important that we glued together a national strategy. there is not one single threat out there, but many -- terrorism, forced upon force, state against state challenges. that is what we must do. we must nurture those in the war colleges and the state department who have the strategic vision tha, the abilio glue together a good strategy and make sure those come to pass. so i am hopeful we can solve the problem, that the congress can come together, as we did for many years, that in a difficult choices. if you watch the comedians from time to time, you will see larry the cable guide -- let me tell you if phrase from him to the congress.